Most of the organizations possess exuberant employees, and with a collaborative work, they showed willingness to their work. Is that an organization’s fate? Or the environment itself created by the company?
What is the core value of successful business? Obviously your ingenious team. So, it is mandatory to create a culture that recognizes and embraces shared values, standards, attitudes, and beliefs that characterize the objectives of the organization. For that, you need to ensure that it meets the requirement of the organization with the best people who work with the company at the same time creating a positive impression on your clients or anyone who is associated with the business.
Most of the Founders or C-level executives see “business first, people second”. But, for creating a positive culture you have to possess a clear and consistent vision and need to know how you would like each and everyone in your company. The greater involvement of people in the business has led to more significant contributions by employees, which results into more appreciation from customers. So if you are alone with nothing but technology, your business is built across the people producing products and providing services for others.
It has been always noticed that the long period of peace and prosperity comes in those companies equipped with the right personnel, where the best people do their best. Employees like to work hard when they get greatly encouraged by their leaders.
Corporate culture reflects what your organization believes and supports like how you interact and work. One bad attitude is sufficient to affect the entire team’s performance.
Jazmin Truesdale, CEO, Mino Enterprises stated earlier, “The kind of people you hire will be the ones to contribute to your work environment. So make sure you’re hiring people who are professional, can work in a team and can contribute to a positive work environment, because one bad apple can spoil the bunch.”
There are a few key elements to create a positive corporate culture.
It begins with an effective process like recruitment which is the most important thing to be considered for creating a positive culture within an organization. The process or technique to find and select the right people who have a lot to do with. How will you develop and maintain your company culture? Yes, a proper screening and evaluation must be there. The high cost of turnover makes it especially important, when hiring, the right talent put on the payroll.
Interviews sould be done only by skilled interviewers who has the ability to assess a recruit’s sincerity. He/She should be able to relate to others. He/She also has to listen, assume and/or assign responsibility. He/She should possess enthusiasm and commitment to the job. In labor-scarce cases, applications should be simplified and employment decisions finalized during that interview.
Orientation can be the most critical factor once the decision is made to take someone on board. The thing is to ensure that the first day is a great day. Usually, it has been observed that people are more open to understanding and adapting to a new culture during the first day at the job. Introduction to other key players and exposure to existing policies and procedures (which may be described in an employee reference manual) is essential during the early stages along with periodic feedback.
Everyone should get enough time, sufficient energy and support for the newly entered employee. All training programs should be motivational and informative for setting a classroom or on the job. They must offer English language courses to native speaking employees, as per the audience. Such courses will boost morale and help the new talents assimilate while increasing their productivity and effectiveness.
Communication should be clear, consistent and constant which may term a hallmark of operations in any culture. For an effective two-way process, communication requires follow-up and feedback. Everyone should have an authority to communicate, ask questions and seek elucidation of issues to avoid misunderstandings. In a positive environment culture, everyone at the company enjoys a sense of belonging and involvement.
The ability to hand over the responsibility is again another form of communication, easy way of informing and involving others in an operation. In today’s sophisticated environment, being able to give responsibility may be a major factor in meeting customer expectations and deadlines.
Also, an open door policy with ongoing and frequent meetings, that include members of management and a sampling of employees, review of the primary goals, problems and various opportunities, and ensuring these are communicated to the rest of the staff.
Recognition And Reward:
Recognition of both positive and negative behaviors, and achievement against goals, should be explained as major factors while establishing a positive culture. Everyone in the company should have a set of goals and objectives. In a positive culture, encouragement, appreciation, and recognition should be steadily described by the company lead runners. Incentive programs, such as cash bonuses, a trip, or other award functions for encouragement, for meeting and/or exceeding objectives and goals, are also recommended.
Negative behavior has to be addressed. Individuals who do not choose, or are unable to embody the positive aspects and goals set by the company, may be terminated. Often, such individuals decide on their own to seek employment elsewhere.
Once established, high standards, become the accepted norm in a positive culture, fostering teamwork and camaraderie.